Meet Yenny Perez, a new Financial Coaching Associate for the LHAND FSS program!
Q: How did you first learn about Compass?
A: I learned about Compass from Sandra Suarez, the Operations Manager in Lynn. She was talking about the FSS Program to a potential client and I overheard and joined the conversation. She said so many wonderful things about Compass! At that moment I was intrigued.
Q: What made you decide to be a financial coach?
A: In my previous position as a Program Assistant at Compass, I quickly discovered that this organization not only provides tools for families to get ahead financially. Compass also empowers these families to really make a difference in their lives. Being a Financial Coach would give me the opportunity to help families balance their budget, reduce debt, use high quality financial products, and build credit. It is a reward for me to see my clients smile at graduation and to listen to their stories about their accomplishments. I come from a low-income family as well, and my passion has always been to help people.
Q: What do you like best about working with Compass clients?
A: What I love the most is their motivation to reach big, financial dreams and goals, such as buying their own home. I appreciate how clients trust Compass. I love being able to connect people with resources that can help them achieve their goals. I love being able to help them create a plan that enables them to start saving. I love being able to help clients believe that there are lots of opportunities for them and their families.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: For fun, I enjoy spending quality time with my kids, family and friends. Whether we are making dinner, watching movies or grabbing a quick lunch, as long as I am amongst great company with good conversation, I am happy.